Turk Turon links, under the banner Good News, to a New York Times piece in which the Paper Of (broken) Record laments the stunning successes of pro-Second-Amendment groups, especially NRA; and it is a happy read.
But the photo NYT uses at the top of the page is as nasty a bit of attack photojournalism as I've seen: Wayne LaPierre, small behind a podium with a huge NRA backdrop, shown from well below his own line of sight, with his hand in the air and mouth open, obviously in the middle of a word. Gee, that's not spozed to be...evocative of anything, is it? I'm callin' Godwin on the Gray Lady. Meanwhile and further down, gun-grabber and Randian "Kip's Ma" icon Carolyn McCarthy is presented standing in sunlight in front of the Capitol, hand on her heart, looking as sincere as ever a Congressbeing can manage.
Not that there's any, you know, bias there.
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